International Giants in Otology: Guichard Joseph Duverney

In 1648, Dr. John Duverney was a small community physician in Feurs, France when on August 5th, his wife Antoinette, gave birth to a son, Guichard Joseph Duverney.  The life of a Forézien physician and his family in the 17th Century was  that of  routine.  Antoinette was responsible for the daily household routine, washing clothes, food and other…

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A Tale of Two Maneuvers – Part II

As discussed last week, there were two great anatomists who led audiologists and otolaryngologists to their fundamental knowledge of the auditory mechanism. Both were famous for their own middle ear equalization maneuvers.  Of course, these were the Valsalva and Toynbee maneuvers, created over a century apart. Each of these researchers made major contributions to knowledge…

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